Aim to learn the key points of the story

Aims
* To learn the key points of the story
* To learn about obedience



Materials
Genesis 6-9
The Beginners Bible
Pictures cards of the story
scissors, coloured pencils, glue


Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. Read the story
3. Retell the story
4. Questions
5. Activities – cut-outs of the ark, memory game
6. Review the aims
7. Prayer


1) Introduction
Today we will read the story of Noah and learn about obedience.. Ask the children if they know what the words obey and disobey mean. Talk about what happens when they obey or disobey their parents. How do they feel? How do their parents feel? When children are good and listen to their parents, everybody is happy. When they don’t, parents are sad. It is the same with God. Today’s story is about what happened when most people forgot about God.


2) Noah’s Ark story
Key points
* People had become very bad and God was sad
* There was one good man called Noah
* God wanted to destroy all the bad people, except Noah and his family. God told Noah to build an  ark
* He told him bring two of every animal into the ark
* It rained for 40 days and nights
* Everything was destroyed, except Noah’s family and the animals
* When the rain stopped Noah sent a dove out to find dry land
* They all came safely out of the ark. God promised never again to make a flood and put a rainbow in the sky as a sign.


3) Retell the story
Ask the children to retell the story in their own words. Can they put the pictures in the correct order?


4) Questions
* Why did God want to flood the earth? – People had become very bad
* Why did God save Noah? – He was a good man
* Who else did God save with Noah? – His family and animals
* What did God promise? – Never to make a flood again

What can we learn from the story?
Just like Noah, when we obey and do the right thing we are happy and Gods blesses us. When we disobey and do the wrong thing, we are sad, our parents are sad and we may get punished in some way. Let us be like Noah and do the things that God likes


5) Activities
* Make cut-outs of the ark
* Pay “Sinom Say” as an obedience game
* Sing “Arky-Arky”
* Play the memory game using the picture cards to reinforce the story 

 

6) Review the lesson aims
* To learn the key points of the story
* To learn about obedience


7) Prayer
Say a prayer to ask God to help us to be obedient.

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